This photo was taken on my first school visit to the countryside in China. My roommate and I are lucky enough to be able to visit the local schools and meet the students. We had no idea what meeting them would mean to both them and to us. This class of students were particularly excited to meet us and even asked for our autographs. It is still hard to believe that Volunteers are often the first, last, and only foreigner these students will ever meet. November 25, 2010.